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|Noun||1.||dilatory plea - a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer)|
plea - (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
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